Macro
Spot A Spider
  • by Tim Jonas
  • January 05, 2021
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The British Arachnological Society (BAS) set a Twitter Christmas challenge to spend a few minutes each day for 12 days looking for spiders. Here's how I got on...

Macro
If You Go Down To The Woods Today
  • by Tim Jonas
  • November 10, 2020
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On a foggy day in Wakefield I headed to Seckar Woods in search of nature shots. There was plenty of wildlife on show and I registered some interesting finds.

Macro
Is There Anything Out There?
  • by Tim Jonas
  • November 06, 2020
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Winter is almost upon us and if you're out looking for bugs and insects you might think there's not much left to photograph. Take a closer look though and you'd be surprised what you can find...

Nature
Mushroom season
  • by Tim Jonas
  • October 30, 2020
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October in the UK sees the return of cooler, wetter weather and is the peak time for photographing mushrooms. Whether in the parks or just the garden, there is a huge variety of funghi and here a few that I found.

Nature
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Part 1
  • by Tim Jonas
  • September 29, 2020
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I spent a gloriously sunny day at Yorkshire Wildlife park on a photography workshop with Pandora Maund and Kate Campbell from Going Digital. To add to the experience I also hired a Sigma 150-600mm lens. The results were outstanding!

Nature
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Part 2
  • by Tim Jonas
  • September 29, 2020
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I spent a gloriously sunny day at Yorkshire Wildlife park on a photography workshop with Pandora Maund and Kate Campbell from Going Digital. To add to the experience I also hired a Sigma 150-600mm lens. The results were outstanding!

Macro
Dragonflies Of Walton Colliery
  • by Tim Jonas
  • September 2, 2020
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I returned to Walton Colliery looking to get some close up shots of Dragonflies. They were out in numbers but catching up with them was another matter!

Nature
Walton Colliery Nature Park
  • by Tim Jonas
  • August 1, 2020
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I spent the afternoon wandering around the mazey paths and trails at Walton Colliery. Bees and butterflies were out in large numbers but what else would be lurking around the lakes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands on offer?

Astro
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
  • by Tim Jonas
  • July 22, 2020
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Comet Neowise was discovered back in March and has been visible throughout July. After weeks of cloudy nights I finally got a chance to see it.

Nature
The Hedgehog that came for tea
  • by Tim Jonas
  • July 15, 2020
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We had a spikey visitor to our garden yesterday. It's unusual to see them out during the day so I took the opportunity to capture him on camera while he happily snacked on a few treats.

Nature
Brockadale Nature Reserve
  • by Tim Jonas
  • July 11, 2020
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Today I visited one of my favourite spots, Brockadale Nature Reserve. After days of raining the sun briefly returned. Flowers were out in full bloom, the butterflies were active and the river was flowing fast. Perfect for a day of photography! Well, sort of...

Macro
There's something at the bottom of the garden
  • by Tim Jonas
  • July 8, 2020
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It's mid-July and as you'd expect here in the UK it's cold and raining. But that's a good thing! When the temperatures drop and there's rain in the air insects tend to become inactive. And that means you've got a perfect opportunity to try some macro photography!

Astro
Could I capture the Milky Way?
  • by Tim Jonas
  • June 26, 2020
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I returned to Anglers Country Park on another clear night. The crescent moon set just after midnight. Would I be able to escape the city light enough to capture the Milky Way?

Astro
Under the stars at Anglers Country Park
  • by Tim Jonas
  • June 7, 2020
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I escaped the city lights and headed to Anglers Country Park. Photographing the space station over the water and getting some practice with a star tracker this was a glorious night under the stars.

Documentary
Home is where the heart is
  • by Tm Jonas
  • May 29, 2020
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Confined to the house during the 2020 lockdown this was a perfect opportunity to take some pictures around the home.

Astro
Supplying a space station
  • by Tim Jonas
  • May 26, 2020
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Even astronauts can run out of toilet roll. I head up to the top of a hill to see if I can capture the International Space Station, supply ship in tow, passing over Wakefield.

Astro
Garden star trails
  • by Tim Jonas
  • May 15, 2020
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May has been a great month for night time sky watching. In fact, May has been the sunniest month on record with clear skies and warm evenings giving me the perfect opportunity to try out something new - astrophotography.

Equipment
In focus - the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 for Nikon Z
  • by Tim Jonas
  • April 30, 2020
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Samyang are one of the few companies making lenses for the Z mount. With a reputation for making sharp, fast, quality lenses they are affordable but manual focus only. So are they any good?

Travel
The beautiful island of Madeira
  • by Tim Jonas
  • April 25, 2020
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In October 2019 I flew out to the beautiful island of Madeira. Based in the capital Funchal, but exploring the rest of the island taking plenty photos along the way.

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